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Parents’ Belief That a Child Will Attend College Plays Big Role in Early Academic Success

A new study finds that the factors influencing children’s readiness for kindergarten include not only whether they attend preschool, but also their families’ behaviors, attitudes and values — and that parents’ expectations go a long way...
22-Jan-2015 7:00 PM EST

Treatment Restores Sociability in Autism Mice Model

UCLA researchers have treated mice that mimic human autism with a neuropeptide called oxytocin, and have found that it restores normal social behavior. In addition, the findings suggest that giving oxytocin as early as possible in the animal’s...
22-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

UCLA, Yale Professors Propose New Regulations for Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices

Researchers have proposed a system for off-label drug prescriptions combining reporting, testing and enforcement regulations, and allowing interim periods of off-label use. This would give patients more treatment options while providing regulators...
21-Jan-2015 9:00 PM EST

New Research Unlocks How Melanoma Can Resist Newly Approved Drug Combo Therapy


In a new study researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered how melanoma becomes resistant to a promising new drug combo therapy utilizing BRAF+MEK inhibitors in patients after an initial period of tumor shrinkage.
15-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Iron Overload Disease Causes Rapid Growth of Potentially Deadly Bacteria


The bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, found in warm saltwater, can cause people to get sick, or die, after they eat raw tainted shellfish or when an open wound comes in contact with seawater. A new UCLA study finds out not only why this potentially...
12-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

UCLA Transplant Researchers Develop Novel Method to Predict Postoperative Liver Cancer Recurrence in Transplant Patients

UCLA transplantation researchers have developed a novel method that more accurately calculates the risk of disease recurrence in liver cancer patients who have undergone a liver transplant, providing a new tool to help physicians make treatment and...
13-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

New Research Shows Children of Melanoma Survivors Need Better Protection from Sun’s Harmful Rays


In a groundbreaking new study, UCLA researchers have discovered that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering optimally to sun protection recommendations. This is concerning as sunburns are a major risk factor for melanoma, and children of...
13-Jan-2015 12:05 AM EST

Study IDs Two Genes That Boost Risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Why do some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? A new UCLA discovery may shed light on the answer.
6-Jan-2015 2:45 PM EST

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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